Nobel per l’Economia a Banerjee, Duflo e Kremer

Il premio Nobel per l’economia è stato assegnato all’indiano Abhijit Banerjee, alla feancese Esther Duflo e allo statunitense Michael Kremer.
I primi due studiosi sono in forza al Mit di Boston e il terzo all’ateneo di Harvard.

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BREAKING NEWS The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach has transformed development economics, which is now a flourishing field of research. Despite recent dramatic improvements, one of humanity’s most urgent issues is the reduction of global poverty, in all its forms. More than 700 million people still subsist on extremely low incomes. Every year, around five million children under the age of five still die of diseases that could often have been prevented or cured with inexpensive treatments. Half of the world’s children still leave school without basic literacy and numeracy skills. This year’s Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty. In brief, it involves dividing this issue into smaller, more manageable, questions – for example, the most effective interventions for improving educational outcomes or child health. They have shown that these smaller, more precise, questions are often best answered via carefully designed experiments among the people who are most affected. The 2019 Economic Sciences Laureates have played a decisive role in reshaping research in development economics. Over just 20 years, the subject has become a flourishing, primarily experimental, area of mainstream economics. This new experiment-based research has already helped in alleviating global poverty and has great potential to further improve the lives of the most impoverished people on the planet. #NobelPrize #NobelLaureate #EconomicSciences #economics #poverty #endpoverty #research #experiment #science #society #prize #award #NobelPrize2019 #NobelPrizeannouncement #economicsprize #globalpoverty #education #health #healthcare #childhealth #development

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I tre economisti di nazionalità indiana (Banerjee), francese (Duflo) e americana (Kremer) “hanno introdotto un nuovo approccio per ottenere risposte affidabili circa i migliori modi per combattere” la povertà, hanno spiegato i responsabili della Royal Swedish Academy of Science.

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"This prize has come at an extremely important time. I am incredibly humbled to be only the second woman awarded, and I hope to represent all women in economics … Showing that it is possible for a woman to succeed, and to be recognised for success, I hope is going to inspire many, many other women to continue working and many other men to give them the respect that they deserve." . . Congratulations to 2019 Economic Sciences Laureate Esther Duflo, who today became the second woman and youngest person to receive the Prize in Economic Sciences. Duflo was woken up this morning to news of her Prize in Economic Sciences and sent us this selfie right afterwards. #womeninscience #womeninstem #nobelprize #nobelprize2019 #nobellaureate #nobelprizeannouncements #selfie #economics #economicsciences #quotes #inspirationalquotes #motivation

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La ricerca condotta dai nuovi premi Nobel “ha considerevolmente migliorato la nostra abilità di lottare la povertà globale. In soli due decenni, il loro nuovo approccio ha trasformato l’economia dello sviluppo, che è diventato ora un fiorente campo di ricerca”, è scritto in un comunicato. Banerjee e Duflo sono entrambi professori al Mit di Boston, mentre Kremer insegna presso l’ateneo di Harvard. La Duflo, inoltre, è la seconda donna nella storia a vincere il Nobel per l’Economia: la prima fu Elinor Ostrom nel 2009.

Tra i primi commenti all’assegnazione del prestigioso riconoscimento a Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo e Michael Kremer, quello dei frati di Assisi. Secondo il direttore della Sala stampa del Sacro Convento di Assisi, padre Enzo Fortunato, il Nobel “ci riempe di gioia e dimostra come sia stata saggia, giusta e lungimirante la scelta di Papa Francesco di convocare ad Assisi, dal 26 al 28 marzo prossimo, economisti e imprenditori per un incontro su una nuova economia, Economy of Francesco”. Padre Fortunato ha anche ricordato che l’obiettivo dell’incontro di Assisi è di “fare un patto, nello spirito di San Francesco, perchè l’economia di oggi e di domani sia più giusta, fraterna, sostenibile e con un nuovo protagonismo di chi oggi è escluso”.